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Difference Between Workers’ Compensation and Disability

Knowing that you have a source of income to help meet your basic costs of living in the event that you are injured and unable to work can be an incredible relief. That’s why understanding your insurance options — both privately and through your employer — and ensuring that you’re protected should you be rendered …

What is workers compensation insurance?

Workers compensation insurance is a form of insurance covering illness or injury that is caused by work.   In Vermont all employers are required by law to have workers compensation insurance. Workers compensation insurance is obtained and paid for by the employer. The cost of workers compensation insurance to the employer is based on the …

How To Calculate Workers Compensation in Vermont

The amount of the weekly check you get for worker’s compensation should be about the same as what you were taking home while you were working. But it’s kind of complicated to figure out. You first have to figure out your “Average Weekly Wage,” and then you calculate your “Weekly Compensation Rate.” Don’t worry, I’ll …

How Do They Determine the Amount of My Weekly Workers Comp Check in Rutland, VT?

In Vermont, the dollar amount of your weekly workers compensation check is determined by calculating your “Average Weekly Wage” and your “Weekly Compensation Rate.” There are very specific rules that determine how these amounts are calculated. What is Average Weekly Wage? The “Average Weekly Wage” or “AWW,” is your average gross wages prior to getting …

Rutland, VT Mileage Reimbursement Benefits: How Workers Comp Can Pay for Your Travel to Doctors

After you’ve been approved to receive workers’ compensation in the State of Vermont, you can continue to receive support from the State in a variety of ways. These include temporary wage replacement, vocational rehabilitation support, and payment of your medical bills. Another benefit that you are entitled to be mileage reimbursement for your trips to …

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Does Workers Compensation Insurance Have to Pay for a Second Opinion in Vermont?

Medical second opinions are routinely paid for by health insurance. I often get asked if Vermont workers compensation insurance will pay for a second opinion like health insurance does. The answer is yes, workers comp insurance should pay for the second opinion, as long as it is reasonable and necessary. What does Vermont Workers Comp …

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Can I Choose What Doctor I See for My Work-Related Injury in Vermont?

As a workers’ compensation lawyer in Vermont, my clients often ask me if they can visit their own doctor about their work-related injury. Of course, it’s only natural for us to want to turn to a doctor whom we know and trust. The answer, happily is YES, you can choose what doctor you see for …

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What To Do If Your Medical Payment Is Denied in Vermont

Workers Comp denied my claim and my health insurance won’t pay medical bills, what do I do? You were injured at work and as a result, you’ve needed medical care. Maybe you have a fracture, a burn, or recurring pain in your wrist. Whatever it is, you had to seek medical care to take care …

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